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Emerging Managers Programme


The essential management toolkit for new managers

EXTRA PUBLIC DATES ADDED to answer recent demand. The public training in May is now sold out. You can secure a place on the next programme, running in June.

Over 20 years, =mc‘s Emerging Managers Programme has helped more than 2,000 new or soon-to-be managers make the transition from team member to team leader. The learning – using the latest tools and techniques to manage themselves and their team – is based on =mc’s research into the needs and concerns of emerging managers. It’s designed to give participants a safe opportunity to try out new skills and approaches, while also providing them with detailed feedback and the opportunity for self-reflection.

This online learning programme is split into four half-day modules. You can progress through the programme to the point that suits you best, attending just the first module or all the way through to the fourth module. The more modules you book, the lower the cost of each – think of this as a reward for committing to your learning journey. Note that you cannot attend the later modules if you have not attended all the ones before (e.g. you cannot attend module 4 without attending 1, 2 & 3).

About the sessions:
Module 1 (13th June 2022, 09.30-13.00 GMT)
  • understand your role as a manager, and how to avoid classic management mistakes
  • identify your learning style preference and how to support others learning and create a learning team
Module 2 (14th June 2022, 09.30-13.00 GMT)
  • discover your management style and learn how to adapt it effectively for the person and the situation
  • know when to direct, when to advise, when to coach and when to step back
Module 3 (20th June 2022, 09.30-13.00 GMT)
  • delegate more effectively, with increased confidence and at the appropriate level of authority
  • increase team success using effective behavioural feedback
Module 4 (21st June 2022, 09.30-13.00 GMT)
  • promote high performance
  • address poor performance quickly and effectively with greater confidence
Module 1 £120 +VAT
Modules 1 & 2 £220 +VAT (£110 per module)
Modules 1 & 2 & 3 £300 +VAT (£100 per module)
FULL COURSE: Modules 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 £360 +VAT (£90 per module)

=mc uses Zoom as a virtual classroom, where the modules will take place. The platform enables high levels of participation. To take part in =mc online learning you will need access to a computer with a working microphone, speakers (or headphones) and a webcam. You’ll need to be in a quiet space with a good internet connection.
Sorry the date doesn't work for you this time. All our public training is scheduled when enough demand is there, so please register your interest here, and we'll let you know as soon as a new date is set.
If you have 6 or more people to train it's worth getting in touch to discuss in-house options. These include:
  • your choice of structure – as well as choosing dates to suit you, you can also decide whether to have the content delivered full days, half-day sessions or bitesize sessions over separate days.
  • tailoring options – if you're looking to focus on particular elements of the programme, we can look into this.
  • developing internal processes – by bringing your team together, you can adapt =mc approaches to develop your internal language and time management approach. Our trainers will hold facilitated discussions to gain group commitments and agreements
  • self-directed learning – this enables participants to set learning goals, acquire knowledge and skills, set their own actions and evaluate themselves using a customised web portal which we'll build for you.
In order to make sure your in-house training needs are met, the best way to start this process is with a conversation (for free of course). Contact us online or call 020 7978 1516 to speak to one of our experienced consultants.

For more information on the differences between online and face to face training, as well as our social distancing guidelines, visit our Learning and Development page.

online learning session for emerging managers


During the programme we focus on the manager’s responsibilities to achieve results and to support others to excel. Those taking part have the opportunity to take part in live exercises and receive feedback from fellow participants, enabling them to grow in confidence and build core skills.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is designed for individuals who have recently been promoted or who are about to be promoted and are now responsible for managing colleagues or teams. It is also for managers who have been in post for a few years without any management training. It is the ideal development opportunity for managers or potential managers that an organisation has identified for fast track.

(For experienced managers needing to adapt to new ways of working, we recommend our Managing at a Distance programme instead.)

  • “Every part of the training was so useful. It was genuinely the most effective training I have ever experienced.”

    Sarika Dhillon, Business Support Manager, Housing and Care 21

  • “I would definitely recommend this course – it is essential for (new) managers! The practical tools I learnt will be instantly useful in my role.”

    Sarah Clifton, Senior Fundraiser, WSPA

  • “The most useful and enjoyable course I’ve been on – I now feel so much more confident about my role as a manager. I would definitely recommend it to any new managers.”

    Rebecca Middleton, Supporter Services Officer, MS Society

  • “Since the course I find I delegate more strategically. I think about the longer term impact of what I’m asking a colleague to take on.”

    Matt Guy, Corporate Partnership Manager, Alzheimer’s Society

Outcomes for you and your organisation

After completing the programme, led by a skilled =mc consultant, you will be able to:

  • understand your own management styles – and learn to adopt a flexible approach
  • know when to direct, when to advise, when to coach and when to step back
  • manage individual and team performance with effective behavioural feedback
  • promote high performance and support others’ learning and development
  • address poor performance quickly and effectively with greater confidence
  • know when and how to delegate effectively at the appropriate level of authority

Learning approaches

This is a highly interactive and practical programme. The programme covers a wide range of topics with high-level trainer input. It combines:

  • theory input, practical advice and examples suited to the not-for-profit sector
  • opportunities to focus on real work challenges in small groups
  • opportunities to work in coaching pairs to share peer experience
  • self-directed learning activities to put key skills into practice

Contact us online or call 020 7978 1516 to find out more about this programme.

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Course Details

Start Date: Half day sessions on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st June 2022

End Date: 21st June 2022

Duration: 4 x 3.5 hour sessions

Venue: =mc Virtual Classroom

Cost (excl. VAT): £120 - £360 (+VAT)

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